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DA: 20-year sentence in Schenectady shooting that seriously injured teen

DA: 20-year sentence in Schenectady shooting that seriously injured teen

DA: 20-year sentence in Schenectady shooting that seriously injured teen
Victor Marin
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SCHENECTADY - A man found guilty of randomly opening fire on Albany Street in 2017 and wounding a 15-year-old has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison, The Schenectady County District Attorney's Office said.

Victor Marin, 29, of Schenectady, was convicted in October of first-degree assault and other charges.

The jury found Marin opened fire on someone with whom he had had a confrontation on Sept. 18, 2017. Marin's bullet missed Marin's intended victim and instead hit the 15-year-old, prosecutors said.

Judge Kathleen Hogan imposed the sentence this past week.

The 15-year-old suffered a shattered tibia. His leg still has yet to fully heal, prosecutors said, but doctors are hopeful it will soon.

The shooting resulted from a feud between Marin and his intended victim, prosecutors said. Marin obtained a loaded revolver, followed the person to Albany and Hulett streets and opened fire. He then fled.

Marin claimed justification because his intended target had earlier been seen armed. But prosecutors argued Marin had plenty of opportunity to call police for assistance, prosecutors said.

"The disastrous results of his decision that day have earned him the long prison sentence Judge Hogan imposed," Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney said in a released statement.

Assistant District Attorney Kyle Petit prosecuted. Marin was represented by attorney Michael Mansion.

 

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